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NEW: The SilverFast ExpressScan for Flatbed Scanners

December 15th, 2021 · 6 Comments · News, Processing, SilverFast

« If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality. »

Benjamin Franklin

Our brand-new SilverFast ExpressScan feature is an intelligent scanning method that can save you a lot of scanning time. If several images are in the correct position on the flatbed, time savings of up to 75% are possible while maintaining the same image quality. The German patent application pending ExpressScan is included with our SilverFast Archive Suite from version 9.1 and it is automatically activated for batch scans, JobManager scans and SAC scans (Single Archive Command), if the position of the scan frames allows it. Our example measurement with the Epson Perfection V850 illustrates the potential of this new functionality:

ExpressScan Time Comparison
(all slides scanned in landscape orientation)

Benefit now from the ExpressScan Speed ​​Boost

The SilverFast ExpressScan feature is included with our SilverFast Archive Suite from version 9.1. The SilverFast Archive Suite is our PREMIUM archiving solution, a package that contains scanner software SilverFast Ai Studio and image processing software SilverFast HDR Studio. Here you can find more information about the SilverFast ExpressScan and a list of all supported scanners. You can purchase the SilverFast Archive Suite with ExpressScan in our Online Store, also as a discounted upgrade if you already own a copy of SilverFast.

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6 Comments so far ↓

  • brian

    How do you disable it when it doesn’t work? It seems to just want to run ExpressScan now and I can’t get any scanning done. I’m scanning developed photos with a V850 Pro, and it just freezes up the scanner.

  • LSI_Gregoire

    Dear Brian,
    You can disable the ExpressScan functionality in the SilverFast preferences. Open the “Special” tab and uncheck the ExpressScan checkbox.

    Preferences Expressscan

    Anyhow, the ExpressScan shouldn’t freeze your scanner. For technical assistance you may want to contact our support staff.

    Best Regards

  • John Santamaria

    Using Epson Perfection V850 Pro, Silverfast 9.1.2 SAC, ExpressScan checked in “Preferences/Special”, I think I now know why I’m getting “Normal Scan Performance” as shown here earlier.

    My slides are a mix of portrait and landscape mode.

    Am I right?


  • LSI_Gregoire

    Dear John,
    Correct, the same scanning resolution is required for all scan frames. Maybe you can assort your slides to not have portrait and landscape format on your flatbed at the same time.

    Best Regards

  • e johnson

    i do not see a place to find the software that works with my scanner, an epson perfection 3200 photo pro?

  • LSI_Gregoire

    Dear e johnson,
    We do have our latest SilverFast release version 9 ready for your Epson Perfection 3200 Photo.
    You can find our software here:

    Best Regards

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